Sugar substitutes are available in your supermarket. These substitutes, also called artificial sweeteners, can be used to sweeten your food without affecting your blood glucose levels. As a bonus, they contain few calories or none. Most sweeteners can be used in baking and cooking. Check with your dietitian to find out which sugar substitute is best for you.
The American Heart Association suggests that healthy adults should reduce their sodium intake to no more than 2300 milligrams per day (about 1 teaspoon). You get plenty of salt in your daily food without adding more. Use plenty of herbs and spices to flavor your foods. If you adore salt but need to cut back, there are many salt substitutes on the market. Ask your dietitian which one is best for you.
Alcohol can also raise or lower your blood sugar depending on when you consume it. If you do drink alcohol, it's best to take it with food. Check with your doctor about how much alcohol you can safely consume.